How to Install a Pool Heater
Installing swimming pool heaters is a fascinating idea, but certain points must be considered to
make it useable throughout the day and also to have extended swimming season.
The health benefits are significant and swimming in heated pools is of immense use to people
suffering from muscular diseases and arthritis. Heated pools also prevent chilling and are useful
for elderly and young children.
Such excellent pool heaters include Hayward, Pentair and Raypak pool heaters. However,
installing a heater is a challenging project. You have many options for pool and this also includes
solar energy and natural gas energy. Conversely, shopping for in ground pool heater that offers
best energy saving options and facilitates installing by you offers the right solution.
pH device for measuring
1 ¼ inch PVC pipe pieces
Steps to installation of pool heater
Calculating the swimming pool surface area helps in assessing the pool heater size.
Normally, a pool size 500 square feet needs a pool heater with energy of 120000 BTU.
The next step is to vacuum the pool water and this is done by using a vacuum hose. The
pH of water should be checked as it needs to be balanced prior to proceeding with the
process of installation. This is followed by cleaning the skimmer as well as the pool filter
and making sure that all the debris that is visual is been removed before installing the
Position the heater on the pool level ground nearly two to five feet from the pool filter.
Turn the filter off and then attach a 1 ¼ inch PVC pipe to the inlet valve from the return
valve of the pool filter. This will divert the filtered water towards the heater.
Take another PVC pipe piece and attach it to the return valve from the outlet valve. This
takes out the heated water to the pool. Now, secure pipes as well as the joints making use
of a plumbing compound.
Turn the pool filter and check if it has any leaks showing in the now installed PVC piping
and the outlet of the heater that takes the water back to the pool. When you find there are
no leaks, it is time to set the desire level in the heater thermostat.
Ensure that you do not heat the water over 78 degrees is highly recommended.